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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Best of 2008

Check this out! We made the Christianity Today Best Albums of 2008 list! Number 4 even. To see who else made the list and read the full article click here.

#4
Ending Is Beginning
Downhere
Centricity Music


This one's no surprise since Downhere has made our best-of list with every album they've released—and for good reason, as more and more fans have come to discover on their own. What's truly impressive, though, is how consistently strong Downhere has remained, continually improving with every release. The interplay between lead vocalists Marc Martel and Jason Germain is still an appealing draw, and the band as a whole gets better and better with age and experience, mixing in beautiful ballads with anthemic rockers. But what truly sets Downhere apart from other pop-inclined bands is their songwriting, and it's not just their ability to craft a tuneful melody either. Most artists are either subtle or clichéd when it comes to expressing their faith, but this band gets it just right by openly sharing God's Word with original lyrics that stimulate the mind as well as the heart. Ending Is Beginning offers fresh perspectives on rebirth through grace and the hope of life after death—old ideas expressed in new ways. Christian music needs more of what Downhere has to offer, maintaining a balance between artistry and ministry. We hope they'll continue to lead the way for years to come.
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